YG Family Newsletter- October 6, 2022

YG Family Newsletter- October 6, 2022

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen:

I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons and the fall weather. It’s a relief from the smoke we back in September, but it is chilly, so please remind your child to bring warmer clothing as recess is getting much cooler now. As we move on from September, I want to mention how our students are getting more familiar with their class routines. They are setting themselves up for a successful school year. Thank you for supporting them at home, and thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen. 🧣🧥

Thomas Masaru Piowaty

Principal, Kocho Sensei
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary
Eugene School District 4J  |  541.790.4640

Early Release

Friday Early Release at 1:45 PM

Here’s a friendly reminder that Friday is early release. Students are released at 1:45 PM.

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Learn to Ride a Bike – A Free, All Ages, Drop-In Event!

Friday, Oct 7th, stop by any time between 3:00-6:00pm
4J District Office parking lot, 200 North Monroe Street

Do you or your child want to learn how to ride a bike? We’ll start with balancing and gliding without pedals or training wheels. Some will learn to pedal in one session, while others may need more practice to reach that final goal.

Join Safe Routes to School, Cascadia Mobility, the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield and Shift Community Cycles for this fun event with pedal-powered smoothies, bike checks, information about bike share, and workshops for families and individuals of all ages on biking for transportation.

You don’t need your own bike to participate, but please bring a helmet and bike if you have one. Contact Safe Routes to School at (541) 516-0887 or with questions or to volunteer.

See attached flyer.

¡Aprende a andar en bicicleta! – ¡Un evento gratis y sin cita, para todas las edades!

Viernes, 7 de octubre, puede presentarse en cualquier momento entre las 3:00 – 6:00 pm
En el estacionamiento de la oficina principal del distrito 4J, 200 North Monroe Street

¿Usted o su hijo quieren aprender a andar en bicicleta? Recibe instrucciones y la práctica necesaria para balancear. Comenzaremos con el equilibrio y el deslizamiento sin pedales ni ruedas de entrenamiento. Algunos aprenderán a pedalear en una sola sesión, mientras que otros pueden necesitar más práctica para alcanzar ese objetivo final.

¡Aprovecha la oportunidad y ven al evento! Únase a Safe Routes to School, Cascadia Mobility, la ciudad de Eugene, la ciudad de Springfield y Shift Community Cycles para este divertido evento de hacer licuados usando los pedales como fuente de energía, revisión de bicicletas, información sobre bicicletas compartidas y talleres para familias e individuos de todas las edades sobre usar bicicletas como transporte.

No necesita su propia bicicleta para participar, pero traiga un casco y una bicicleta si tiene uno. Comuníquese con el programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela al (541) 516-0887 o por correo electrónico si tiene preguntas o para ser voluntario.

Kelly Middle School Pet Supply Drive

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The KMS Community Service class is holding a pet supply drive until Wednesday, October 12.  We are collecting collars, leashes, pet food (canned and dry), pet beds, pet food/water dishes, blankets and other pet supplies. All donations go to Pro-Bone-O Clinic at the Eugene Mission. All donated items can be placed in the collection bin near the office.

2022-2023 YG Directory

Home | Provo City School DistrictDear Yujin Gakuen families, each year we offer an opportunity for families to be included in our YG directory. If you would like your child to be included this year, please follow this link to indicate the information you would like to have included. The deadline is 10/13/22, and a PDF of the directory will be emailed to families shortly after. The next time to add yourself to the directory after this deadline is in January. 

Please contact Scott Sensei if you have questions.

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ESYO String Academy Registration 

String Academy 1 is a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass!

Online registration for ESYO is now available on their website:
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Picture Retake Day

YG’s picture retake day is approaching! Mark your calendars for October 21st.

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Welcome Barb Sensei

I’m pleased to announce that we have hired Barb Stroh as our new special education teacher. Mary Gevatosky, our former special education teacher, moved to Corvallis and took a job there. We are fortunate that Barb Sensei decided to come out of retirement to take the assignment and fill in after Mary’s departure. Barb has extensive experience teaching reading as she was a reading specialist in 4J. Some of you might know Barb Sensei as Kelly Sensei’s mom. She is also a former YG parent, and is currently a YG grandparent.

Please welcome Barb Sensei to Yujin Gakuen!

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4J’s On Track for Sucess 5K & Fun Run

Eugene Education Foundation invites 4J’s students, parents, and community members to lace up their shoes and get this school year off to a running start! The EEF is excited to bring 4J schools together in this new opportunity to fundraise for our school as well as support grants to teachers. There will be music, food carts, bubbles, prizes, and more! Families can register to run for $30.00 or just donate an amount without participating. A YG team has been created so make sure to sign up to YG’s team! There is also a kids fun run that students can do for $5.00. We hope to see you there!

Here is the link to register:

If you are interested in completing practice runs in the weekends leading up to the race, please call the office at 541-790-4606 and we can introduce you to other families who will be participating.

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Health Screening- Friday, October 28th

*Dental screening offered for all students*

*Vision screening offered for K through 3rd*

Our vision screening this year will be Friday October 28th during the school day for kindergarten through third grade. This vision screening will be done by a “Spot Test” with the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation volunteers and does NOT take the place of a thorough eye examination by an eye health specialist, as serious or eye health problems can be missed. If the results of the vision screening indicate your student needs a thorough eye exam, you will be notified of results after we receive them, generally 2-4 weeks after the screening date. The volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Our dental screening is offered for all students.  Students of Parents and Guardians who chose to return the Authorization for Dental hygiene Services can receive a fluoride varnish treatment, which helps prevent cavities. These services are provided by the Community Health Centers of Lane County dental hygiene providers.

Please let us know if you do not wish your child to participate.


Breve Reviso de Salud Viernes el 28 de Octubre, 2022

*Se ofrece reviso dental para todos los alumnos*

*Se ofrece reviso de la vista paral los alumnus de kinder hasta el tercer grado*

 Viernes el 28 de Octubre tendremos una prueba breve de la vista durante el día escolar para estudiantes de kínder hasta el tercer grado.  Este chequeo se hace por una maquina llamado “Spot” por los voluntarios de una agencia comunitaria llamado el Club de Los Leones y NO reemplaza la atención médica para la vista que se debe hacer con regularidad.  Es posible que no se detecte graves problemas de la vista en este chequeo de la vista.  Si los resultados del chequeo de la vista indican que su estudiante necesita un examen de la vista completo, les notificaremos de los resultados cuando los recibimos, generalmente dentro de 2-4 semanas.  Se requieren que los voluntarios están vacunados contra Covid-19.

El chequeo dental se ofrece para todos los alumnos de kínder hasta el quinto grado.  Alumnos de los padres y tutores que escogieron volver el permiso para servicios dentales se pueden recibir un tratamiento de fluoruro, que ayuda a prevenir los caris.  Estos servicios se provean por los Centros de Salud Comunitario del condado de Lane.

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Birthday Celebrations

At Yujin Gakuen, we acknowledge and celebrate birthdays. Some of our traditions include: announcing the birthday child’s name in the morning meeting, posting the names of each child along with their birthdays, and sometimes giving a special privilege (being first in line or leading the class during morning calendar. Teachers do want your child to feel special on their birthday.

We do not support the practice of bringing treats to share during class. If you want to do something special to acknowledge your child’s special day, we strongly encourage families to consider sending a non-food item the entire class can enjoy such as:

  • A new game for the classroom to play during indoor recess;
  • A classroom book (a nice touch would be having your child pick it out, sign and date it).
  • Coloring books or art supplies

The items listed above will still make your child feel special and they will last longer than any food item. If you have questions, please contact me at: 541-790-7640.

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Volunteer at Yujin Gakuen

Many of our parents asked what steps they need to take to volunteer at school. Please see the links below or visit the 4J webpage “Volunteer in the Eugene District 4J.”

As a parent or guardian, you may wonder how you can get involved in your child’s education. One great way to do this is by volunteering in the Eugene District 4J schools. Volunteering offers many benefits for both you and your child. It’s a great way to meet other parents and get to know the teachers and staff at your child’s school. It can also be a fun and rewarding way to spend some time with your child.

If you’re interested in volunteering, there are a few things you need to do. First, you’ll need to complete a background check. You can find more information about this on the 4J website. You’ll also need to complete a mandatory training session. Once you’ve done these things, you’ll be ready to start volunteering.

So why not give it a try? Volunteering is a great. See the links below to get started or visit “Volunteer in the Eugene District 4J.”

Volunteer Application and Guidelines



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4J School Lunch Menu

If you would like to check daily breakfast and lunch meals you can!

Head to this site and follow the below directions to check our menu:

Go to Family portal
Select ‘Check District Menu’
Type ‘Eugene School District’ and select the option when it auto populates
Filter by ‘Kelly Middle School/Yujin Gakuen Elementary’
Choose breakfast or lunch
Arrow over to ‘K-8  Lunch ’22-’23’

Eugene Taiko Drumming 

Are you interested in joining Eugene Taiko?

Are you interested in learning how to play taiko?
Please join us at our Fall Workshops! 
Must be 18 or older.
Dates: 10/6/22 – 12/1/22, Tuesdays and Thursdays (First workshop: Thursday10/6/22)
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 Willamette Leadership Academy, 34020 “B” Street, Eugene, OR 97405
Cost: $10 suggested donation per week
Contact:  Helen Liu <>
Please fill out the following survey: or visit
No prior taiko experience required.
We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 14 – No School
Professional Development and Planning Day

Friday, October 21 – Picture Retakes
Mismatch socks and shoes day 🧦👟

Tuesday, November 8
4:00-8:00pm, Parent Conferences

Wednesday, November 9
8:00-8:00pm, Parent Conferences

Thursday, November 10 – No School

Friday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – No School

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